Emily Ruskovich

Emily Ruskovich grew up in the Idaho panhandle on Hoodoo Mountain. Her writing has appeared in Zoetrope, The Virginia Quarterly Review, One Story, The New York Times, The Paris Review, and LitHub. Her L.A. Times bestselling novel Idaho was a shortlisted finalist for The Dylan Thomas International Prize, The Edgar Allen Poe award for first novel, and the New York Library’s Young Lion’s Award. She is a winner of an O. Henry Award and a Pacific Northwest Book Award.

A graduate of The Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Ruskovich currently teaches Creative Writing in the M.F.A. program at Boise State University.

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